I had my own rage run/ pity party of one this weekend. I attempted to fill my Chicago Marathon void with lots of running.
I think it helped.
Saturday's run was meant to be a medium distance shake-out run. I was aiming for about 10 miles. I got to my 5 mile turn around, and decided to keep going. The shake-out pace turned into a tempo pace.
When in doubt, run it out.
This shirt didn't hurt either.
This run was without fuel and only on 2 cups of coffee. This seemed like the appropriate sized smoothie when I got home.
Welcome back Sunday Runday!
I had a mile goal for today's run, but after running a quick solo half marathon yesterday, I wasn't sure what to expect. I left the house with a positive attitude. I somehow managed to convince myself that 18 miles isn't that far. Whatever you say brain.
The first 6 miles were relatively easy. I took my first Shotbloks at mile 5 and stopped for water at mile 4 and mile 6.
The second set of 6 were tough. My hamstrings were starting to feel the mileage. I took my Shotblocks at mile 10 and tried to settle into my pace.
The last 6 miles went by the fastest. I made my last water stop at my 12 and took my last Shotbloks at mile 15.
How were your runs this weekend?
Who ran Chicago? Tell me all about it!